Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£25.99
  • RRP: £39.99
  • You Save: £14.00 (35%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ... has been added to your Basket
Trade in your item
Get a £4.44
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators Paperback – 5 Feb 2013


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£25.99
£17.76 £21.01
£25.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • When you trade in £15 or more you’ll receive an additional £5 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for the next time you spend £10 or more.

Frequently Bought Together

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators + RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press) + Red Hat Certified System Administrator & Engineer: Training Guide and a Quick Deskside Reference, Exams EX200 & EX300
Price For All Three: £83.78

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £4.44
Trade in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £4.44, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (5 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118301293
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118301296
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Take Your Career to the Next Level with This Practical Guide

If you want to excel as a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) administrator, start with this definitive guide. Whether you′re just beginning or are already an experienced RHEL admin looking to brush up on such things as setting up web servers, clustering, or DNS and DHCP, this book explores real–world tasks and scenarios you′ll face on the job and shows you step by step how to handle them. It′s also a valuable supplement if you′re preparing for the RHCSA or RHCE certification exams.

  • Review the command line, software management, and booting
  • Learn routine RHEL system admin tasks such as mounting and unmounting file systems, setting up a print environment, and scheduling jobs with cron
  • Manage storage, including partitions, logical and encrypted volumes, and swap space
  • Configure networking from the command line and set up IPv6
  • Understand and configure SELinux and set up a firewall and cryptographic services
  • Set up local file sharing, a LAMP Server, a mail server, and DNS and DHCP
  • Learn advanced RHEL techniques, such as configuring virtualization and HA, automating with shell scripting, and optimizing CPU performance

An ideal supplement if you′re preparing for these exams:

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

About the Author

Sander van Vugt is an independent technical trainer, consultant, and author of numerous titles on Linux. He has been using Linux almost since its inception, having first used it in 1992. Sander currently spends much of his time travelling around the world teaching Linux, including Red Hat. He is also a regular contributor to such publications as searchenterpriselinux.com and a frequent speaker at the leading Linux conferences.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Book fairy on 30 Mar. 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
great service would recommend to others
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob.B (Derby) on 12 May 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good buck already well thumbed and used as a regular reference. Well worth the cost would recommend to anyone using Redhat or Centos 6.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chief of SInners on 14 Mar. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nothing on crashes. Well nothing in the index. Advice on kdump - page 31-32 amounts to ( and it may be a test machine, but it's the only bit of the index which references kdump) ignore kdump. Don't worry about the message you get saying insufficient memory to run kdump. Is that good advice to any admin? Maybe under particular circumstances, but why not explain kdump, and why you're not bothering to configure it. This book is incomplete. Everything so far I've tried to find in the index has either been non existent, or covered in a very cursory manner, as above.

In common with many admin books, this covers the basics (probably very well - I wouldn't know as I'm beyond the basics), but totally ignores anything beyond.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 9 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good information, way too many errors. 18 Nov. 2013
By whatever - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm on Chapter 5 right now and have been performing all of the exercises.

Overall, the book is easy to understand and follow, and the information is very helpful and complete.

However, the large number of errors is inexcusable. I have found no less than 4 errors in commands executed in the exercises in the first 100 pages.

They are major, as well. I've found
- Package name written in the wrong order in a step
- Completely wrong tar switches for a step
- Saying "run man -k as password" instead of "run man -k password" or something like that
- Screenshots not matching inputted information and partition sizes during setup.

I'm sure I'll find many, many more errors as I complete this book.

With a group full of system administrators doing this training, It's so far easy to figure out these errors, especially if you have a good eye for error messages and use the book's information to learn how to read linux man pages and things like that. However, a real, true novice will be thrown off and may get frustrated, and there's no reason for these mistakes to be there.

Also, it's often unclear where the commands end. There was a command where the author was excited and was using an exclamation point in the sentence, but was doing so after a command! There needs to be better separation of commands and sentence punctuation. This will completely screw over novice users.

This book is clearly very new, and should have gone through more proofreading before publishing.

There must be many other good Linux system administration books out there, and I would recommend looking for them.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book 11 Jan. 2014
By robinhood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have just completed this book (bar the hands on labs at the end).
I used my wife's laptop to carry out the exercises in the book :)

I found the book to be excellent, taking you from complete beginnings - intro to Unix, how to get the evaluation copy of RedHat and guide you through installation.
Unix/Linux can be overwhelming to the novice with having to master the command line and learning about all the commands and then all the various switches and how to use the commands.
This book does an excellent job at dissecting Linux and the reader being able to digest each topic a byte :) at a time. Each chapter being modular and you quickly find your skills building up and confidence improving.

The book does a good job at covering a wide array of topics including high availability clustering, which was quite cool to watch services being switch to another node as you pull the plug on the active node.

Ok, the typos, command line errors and a couple exercises that don't work as is (some easily rectified), yes there are a fair number of typos, but in the main these are very easily spotted. There are a number of command line errors which can be spotted or require a quick google. I found this helps aid learning, as having to solve problems and fix bugs is part of being a sys admin. If you just did everything in the exercises and it just worked, you would probably learn less then by fixing things that didn't work. So yes some exercises did cause me a bit of pain and quite some time trying to get things to work, but in the end I learn't a lot from it and it sticks in your head more.

After the first 100 pages, given the number of typos/mistakes I had already come across, I started writing my own errata. I did download the author's errata but this only covers some of the errors. I have emailed a copy to the author. If anyone would like a copy of my errata please feel free to contact me.

This book for me, is still hands down an excellent book, people need to concentrate on the excellent content which the author has done a superb job at breaking down and conveying in simple English.

I'm quite surprised by only a handful of reviews, for me this would be up there as the definitive Red Hat book to get.

5 stars well deserved.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Got to page 45 and returned it. 16 Jun. 2014
By Jessica Johns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This bulleted point made me return the book.
"First you can manage the file .bash_history (note that the name of this file starts with a dot), which stores all of the commands you have used before. Every user has such a file which is stored in the home directory of the user. If, for example, you want to delete this file for the user joyce, just remove it with the command rm /home/joyce/.bash_history. Notice that you must be at the root to do this. Since the name of the file begins with a dot, it is a hidden file, and normal users cannot see hidden files."

Let's go over what exactly is wrong with this statement for those not familiar with linux.
1. "...which stores all of the commands..." No, it stores 1000 commands by default and this amount can be changed by the user.
2. "if...you want to delete this file...you must be at the root to do this..." No, you need to BE the user root, or the user joyce, or any other user that has read/write access to that particular directory. You do not need to be at the root of the directory / to do anything to a file with a complete path.
3. "...and normal users cannot see hidden files..." Again, no. Any user can see any file in any directory they have read access to. Any user can use the command ' ls -al ' to see any and ALL hidden files.

I'm sorry, but if there are this many errors in one bullet on page 45 of this book, covering such a simple topic as "look at the files in a directory using the command line" what on EARTH else is wrong in the rest of this book!?!? Do not waste your time or money on this, unless you'd like something to prop up a table. It's a nice thick book and would do nicely under a table or chair leg.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
and an excellent resource for those studying for the RHCSA/RHCE exams and ... 23 Jan. 2015
By damon brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The errata for this book is here: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118301293.html
All technical books have errors. The book is solid, and an excellent resource for those studying for the RHCSA/RHCE exams and a good reference for those of us who make a living working with RHEL. I wish the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 book would become available before July 2015.
Great for the less experienced! 11 Dec. 2014
By Scott Guyton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Although many of the reviews of this book were less than stellar, I am finding the book to be very valuable in my studies. This book is great for those who've, like myself picked up Linux as a hobby and not professionally. I am looking forward especially the chapter on Apache, MySQL and others I have not even looked over.

If you are a hobbyist or just really green to being an administrator, pick this book up and read it.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback